Travelers and tourists.
There is a distinct difference. When you are a tourist, you admire an experience, when you are a traveller, you live it.
Here are a few Indian travellers who have been posting pictures of their wanderings on Instagram and in the process have brought forth the face of India which all of us have somehow forgotten the immense beauty of.
The Founder of the account streets.of.india on Instagram has organised massive photo walks across the country and is a constant wanderer as is evident in the series of photos he posts. The most engrossing thing about his pictures is though they are of simple people and places, the way his camera captures them, they become special and make us want to live those pictures.
This Noida girl has taken Insta by the storm by her stark portrays and beautiful aestheticism in all the pictures she has ever posted on Instagram. Her pictures make you fall in love with Delhi even if you are one of those people who’ve never been too fond of the city.
New on the blog: The intricate architecture and colourful facades of Bhutan forts (dzongs). Made with no architectural plans and not a single nail used, these forts are a feat! Link in bio. #bhutan #bhutantravel #paro #buddhist #travel #ttot #instatravel #travelgram #architecture #rsa_doorsandwindows #iwalkedthisstreet #architexture #doors #tv_streetlife #rainbow_wall #architecturelovers
I came across this account randomly surfing Insta as I do occasionally, and it captivated me by the organic feel of her clicks and her captions. The places she clicks inadvertently keep adding to my travel list, and so will yours once you check out her account.
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This guy an engineer by profession, going through the life every engineer is expected to follow step by step i.e, Become an engineer. Work for a few years. Get an MBA Degree.
But what never stopped was his passion for photography. The bug bit him in his college years and he went on fuelling his love for travelling not for the sake of clicking but truly for the sake of exploring himself and the motherland he belongs to.
This Punekar, you’ll realise sees beauty in everything and is capable of capturing it too, perfectly. Akshay Mahajan is a Freelancer as a photographer and is dedicatedly driven to explore his love for clicking.
Another Punekar, Siddhartha Joshi opens up a world of colors in front you through his Instagram account and you will not be able to help but fall deeper and deeper into the colorful and beautiful kaleidoscope his pictures are.
This account is that one account you cannot help yourself but follow because the perfection in Neelima Vallangi’s pictures makes you want to give up everything in your life and live in her Instagram account as a ghost or something. Her pictures inspire intense wanderlust that can only be quenched by travelling to those exotic locales.
Mumbai is a beautiful emotion. And some people capture the right notes of the song that is the city is. Yash Sheth is definitely one of them.
A sense of peace prevails in most of his pictures as you’ll notice as you scroll through his account. Radha Swami has also been contributing to Natgeo as you can see from his Bio which is no less a great feat achieved in the world of travelling.
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Another engineer who found his calling in photography, Swapnil Junjare, a Mumbai lad has made it his career and his work of life is the passion he has for clicking pictures, be it anything, not sticking to a particular genre, he clicks everything and everything he finds beautiful and it indeed makes an impact on the viewer.
Chuckling as he speaks, Dorjii is a warm and friendly young man. A local monk, he spends his day painting the side doors of the main building here at Enchey Monastery. Having completed his studies here in the monastery, he left to pursue painting at a local art school in Gangtok. After nine long years, he's back, working here at the monastery and adding to a rich collection of paintings and artwork that adorn Enchey monastery. My Submission for #McCurryIndia , @icp , @rubinmuseum . #monastery #india #travel #photojournalism #sikkim #street #streetphotography #sony #a7s #sonya7s #50mm #candid
Aman Deshmukh, a 21-year-old traveller may not have a lot of followers as of now but this budding Instagrammer makes an impact through his pictures which is quite lasting.
Anurag Banerjee, a Mumbaikar concentrates on the feel black and white gives a picture and makes them feel vintage and classic and exploring the emotion only these two colors can emulate.
We leave behind a bit of ourselves wherever we go, and we carry along a bit of wherever we go within ourselves. Today, I woke up in Bangalore, to catch a fight to Dehradun, still partly in the New York time zone, dreaming that I was back in Georgia, cycling this road to the Russian border. I'm back in India physically, but mentally, I feel like I'm still on my way. Do you know that in-between feeling? Where are you these days – in your mind and in "reality"? . PS: Thrilled to have my photos featured by @ig_today @instahimachal @himachalpictures recently. Follow them for daily travel inspiration!
Shivya Nath, a globetrotter has made it a point that she explores her own beautiful country which is quite noticeable on her Insta account.
@restofmyfamily travel diaries. Workers at tea estates in Valparai, Kerala. Like most labour class workers in different industries, tea estate workers across Kerala are also struggling because of lack of a reasonable standardised minimum wage through out the country. While tea estates run successful large scale businesses, they have failed to adequately revise workers' income with increasing costs of living over the years. Good to see a report today about tea estates workers intensifying their protests to have their wages revised. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/munnar-tea-estate-stir-women-power-to-the-fore/article7642830.ece History is evidence that people have never been given justice and what is rightfully theirs without them standing up and taking it for them. Read our day-to-day journals here: restofmyfamily.wordpress.com Contribute to our IndieGoGo Crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/restofmyfamily/x/5395024 #RestOfMyFamily #DriveForChange
Piyush Goswami along with Akshatha Shetty, formed Rest Of My Family to travel into the depths of the country and came up numerous jewels like this one here. Their pictures are engaging and their descriptions tell you what real India is.
The account is really festive as there are a lot of pictures of festival preparations but this particular image engaged me as it is exactly the representation of the vigour we need to revive our agriculture which has been gripped by the talons of drought for too long.
Exploring my home will show me the world I need to see. 🙂
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